Port Orleans Riverside Q&A Thread 2013, Part Two [Thread now FULL and closed]

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  1. DisneyAndrew

    DisneyAndrew Earning My Ears

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    So, I wanted to share my experience with everybody. Thanks to Andre's message yesterday, and thanks to the folks at Disney for letting him in on the fun, I was able to view the FastPass+ and make some selections yesterday both from the MDX site as well as the app on my phone. Technology is awesome!

    I also was having trouble with the Magic Band customization. Oddly enough, I redid my online check-in before even coming to the DIS Boards today, so I was able to complete the customization.

    Then, I got on here and read about the BOG FastPass+ reservation. I was having trouble getting it to work, but was able to once I read the post about using the number on your Magic Band page. Once you have that number (it starts with a 4), you have 30 minutes to make selections on food and drinks for your party. Although, it appears like you might have the ability to go back later and change that (can anybody verify that??).

    So, my arrival is in 22 days (September 7th), and I am absolutely stoked to be a part of the testing while on our vacation. My family and I (DW, DD4, and my parents) are so looking forward to this magical time.

    I wanted to say thanks again to Andre, venomhatch, and all of the others who put so much time into helping people like me. Maybe someday we'll all run into each other.
     
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  3. mrsmomo

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    Yes it let me go back in but I was given a different time and 30 mins to complete it again...time it gave me was so close to the other I didn't realize it had changed until I got to the are you sure you want to change it page
     
  4. BamaKit

    BamaKit Earning My Ears

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    Awesome! Thanks so much for the information. I was trying to get the BOG FP+ and couldn't figure out my reservation ID. I just emailed my Travel Agent to see if she had it. We haven't customized our MB yet, so I will see about that! Thanks again!
     
  5. Disney Diva Mom

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! We are booked!!!
     
  6. Rach2109

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    How are you all getting confirmation numbers for magic bands? Will I not get one until mine ship in a few days?
     
  7. mrsmomo

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    There is a reservation # on the magic bands page it starts with a 4....that is the number u need to make the ressie
     
  8. Adrieske

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    So excited...24 days to go! I have read this entire thread and am so excited to be at POR! I just did online check-in and was able to customize our magic bands (but, I had to logout and login again for it to work.) Woot:cool1:

    I'm sending a little one off to kindergarten next week (2 of 3), so planning this trip is my distraction from realizing she is gone. :sad2: Mickey makes everything better.
     
  9. MISSYLEXI

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    I just spoke to someone at disney about the magicbands. She is telling me that when I arrive, Oct 18, that it will still be in the testing phase. Now I am really confused.
     
  10. gmi3804

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    Do you folks who say you got a "pop-up" have a pop-up blocker on your browser? I do, and I've never gotten a pop-up on the WDW site.
     
  11. Disney Diva Mom

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    The key seems to be online check in. I didn't get a pop up but tried to check in and then my MBs were available.
     
  12. gmi3804

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    Thanks - I just figured that out. I checked in, and was able to customize the bands.
     
  13. LolaMouse

    LolaMouse Earning My Ears

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    So my ressie isn't until 10/10, so if I check in now, do you think that I will still be able to customize the MBs? And then at that point would I get whatever number I need to try and get a lunch ressie at BOG?? TIA!
     
  14. bigmac5

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    I have to get off the DIS site. I have been on it everyday for the last 3 months or so.

    I am happy for those who are able to make their fastpass+ selections and choose their magic bands. But I can't help feeling upset by missing the date by 1 day. I am getting too depressed, feeling that I have been left out. Hopefully I get over this funk soon and am able to talk to everyone here

    Thank you Andre and venomhatch for all your help and expertise. You guys are amazing
     
  15. webstah

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    You are going to be at Disney World staying at an amazing resort. Your KTTW card will do verything the magic band would do, so the only thing you might miss out on is scheduling fast passes in advance. You will still be able to get fast passes using your KTTW card, so you really aren't missing much.
     
  16. JenLaf

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    For what it's worth, I modified my online check-in for my RO Sept. 28 reservation and then was able to customize Magic Bands. We are doing a split stay with RO on Sept. 28 and a package with FD beginning on Sept. 29. There is still no FP+ availability any of our days. (Sept. 28 will not be a park day for us.) Still wondering when that might be available.:confused3
     
  17. gmi3804

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    No one knows at this point, but I presume that it will be "enabled" soon.

    I'm in the same boat. Hang in there. It'll happen.
     
  18. tinacabe

    tinacabe Earning My Ears

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    Hello All,

    We have setup our fastpass+ and magicbands and my husband and I were wondering if since the magicbands get mailed to us and they are our park tickets can we just go from the airport to Hollywood studios and use it without first going to the resort?

    Thanks for all the great information!!

    Tina
     
  19. Bicfam

    Bicfam Earning My Ears

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    Friends,

    Sorry if I ask a previous answered question.
    We check in to POR on 9-10. I updated our My Magic Experience site and see our reservations. But I can't see where to order customized bands.
    I called and a cast member said I will get an email if we are in the magic band test. I'm confused!!!
    I can even select FP + on the magic experience site. But no customizing bands.

    Are we not in the magic band test? What am I doing wrong if I should be able to order them? Help : ). Thanks
     
  20. aroundtheriverbend

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    As far as I've read, you need to do online check in first, did you do that? Then sign out and sign back in. Hope that helps.
     
  21. awalker1015

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    This... Having the exact same issue with a 10/12 arrival date.
     
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